Careers & Internships

Ideal Location
The experience and knowledge that students gain from their traditional courses and extracurricular activities are supplemented by the access to CMS's successful internship program. Internships are an important part of the major because they allow students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to "real world" situations. SHU’s close proximity to the New York City/Tri state area as well as businesses throughout Fairfield County, gives students the opportunity to work at high profile companies such as ABC News, NBC, CBS, and MTV in addition to many other impressive corporations that conveniently neighbor Sacred Heart University.

Real World Experience
The department encourages all Media Studies and Digital Communication majors to experience at least one internship before they graduate, and many majors complete two or three. Not only do students gain valuable experience but they receive academic credit for their internship learning experiences. In addition to completing internships at top corporate media outlets, some students choose to focus on community outreach and teacher training opportunities depending on their career goals and personal interests.

Examples of internships completed by MS and DC majors include:

4th Row Films
95.9 Fox Radio
ABC News
ABC Television
Ascom Hasler Mailing Systems
Bee Harris Productions
Celebrity Style, Inc.
Clear Channel Communications
Cox Radio
Comedy Central
Connecticut Post
Complete Graphics, Inc.
Constitution Capital Corporation
Cox Radio Star 99 (WEZN-FM)
CNN en Español
CNN Medical News
Dateline NBC
DataViz, Inc.
Digital Photo IMA
DreamWorks Pictures
Extra! (Television Program)
Embassy Row Productions
Fairfield County Magazine
Fairfield Minuteman
Fairfield Sun
Flying Pictures Productions
FOX News Channel
FOX Sports World
GE Scholars Programs
GoldFinch Films
Griffin Integrated Communications
Harrington Talents
HBO Sports
HWH Public Relations/New Media
Winthrop School Lighthouse Afterschool Program
KC101 Radio
KPI Television Productions
Lamar Outdoor Advertising
Late Night With Conan O’Brien
Late Show with David Letterman
Law & Order
Live with Regis and Kelly
Major Indoor Soccer League
Media Mania Summer Camp
Millenium Media Group
MTV Networks Communications Department
MTV Productions
MTV News
Muse Entertainment
National Geographic
NBC Sports
Niche Media
New York Yankees
Octagon Marketing
Outdoor Life Network
Pop Warner Football Camps
Polo Ralph Lauren
Marketing USA
Rogers & Cowan Advertising Agency
Roxy Night Club
Ryan Partnership
Satellite Music Group
Sesame Street
SHU Athletics
SHU Men's Basketball
SHU Women's Hockey
SHU Men's Football
Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Sesame Street
Soundkeeper Inc.
Teen Vogue Magazine
Titan TV Media
TriBeca Films
Vision Project Media
Waterbury Republican American Newspaper
Walt Disney World Resort
WNYT News Channel 13
WNYW Fox 5
WSHU National Public Radio
WTNH-TV Channel 8
Zamar Outdoor Advertising